Big Stuffed Burger

Stuffed Burger

A big burger with a surprise inside! Fill it with whatever you like.


  • 12oz (350gr) ground beef (mince)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil, plus a bit extra for basket / pan
  • 2 tbs dry bread crumbs
  • 4 tbs ketchup, divided
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 1 tsp chili powder, divided
  • 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 2oz, (60gr) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Greek or Kalamata olives, chopped
  • Wire grill-basket or a mesh grill pan


  • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Oil grill basket or mesh pan.
  • Combine beef, crumbs, 1 tbs ketchup, half the Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp chili powder and all the mustard.
  • Divide beef in half.
  • On plates or waxed paper pat each half into a thin patty, 8 or 9 inches (20 – 23cm) in diameter.
  • Put the ‘bottom’ patty in the grill basket or pan.
  • Spread onion / garlic, feta cheese and olives to within 1/2 inch of the edge.
  • Flatten the second patty a bit more and carefully put it on top and work the edges together with your fingers to seal.
  • Mix remaining ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and Balsamic vinegar for a basting sauce.
  • Grill for 8 – 10 minutes over medium-high heat, carefully turn and grill another 8 – 10 or until done, basting each side with the sauce.
  • Carefully remove from basket or grill pan and put on a platter or large cutting board.
  • Cut into wedges and serve.


Substitute your favorite olives and / or cheese but try to use a cheese that does not melt quickly so it stays inside the burger.


Keywords: stuffed burger, big burger, summer grilling

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